The Habit of Innovation
28 May

Building Organizational Capability – A Strengths-Based Approach

  • May 28, 2019
  • Declan O'Connell

The eco-system of an organization can be a curious thing. Ostensibly an organization exists for a specific purpose, principally to have happy healthy employees performing well in their jobs and ultimately to be profitable. Think of any team meeting or boardroom interaction in these organisations, it is almost always focused on the negative – the..

08 Apr

How Rituals at Work can Improve Performance

We see it in sport all the time, Nadal with his quirks, Ronaldo with his post match rituals and the All Blacks with the Haka. All partake in Rituals for a purpose. Rituals are repeated actions used to fulfil a purpose greater than the action itself.  Rituals like the Haka trigger feelings of connection, presence..

15 Jul

Clarity a Simple Remedy for Stress

One of the causes of stress is confusion. A lack of clarity, a lack of priorities and a lack of direction can create confusion. This confusion causes us to stop thinking straight, shutting down some of the higher functions of the brain and leaving us to cope with our survival mechanisms. Working from a familiar..